A new beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available for download for subscribing customers, and it is likely that a final release will be available soon. As usual, the release includes a number of bug fixes and enhancements, a few of which showcase just how powerful Linux has become.
It is becoming a favorite hobby of mine to read through the "maximums" in release notes, slowly shaking my head at the numbers. A few of my favorites from ZDNet's announcement of the RHEL beta:
Administrative level scalability: Kernel dump files on large systems can now scale to multiple terabytes of data, and a new compression algorithm, LZO, speeds the creation of dump files, leading to reduced down time during crash dump generation and faster troubleshooting.